UROP Proceedings 2021-22

In the 2021-22 academic year, the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) has seen a substantial growth in participation compared to the previous year. Over 210 faculty supervisors from four Schools and from the Interdisciplinary Programs Of ce offered around 580 projects for our undergraduates. We also received more than 950 applications throughout the academic year, with 602 students were successfully enrolled to the program. To enhance the continuous development of existing UROP projects, the UROP Support Grant Scheme continued providing nancial support for faculty supervisors and their students. Through the Scheme, students also experienced the process of applying for research grants by submitting a joint application with their supervisors. In 2021-22, 38 out of 47 received applications were awarded with an aggregate funding amount of over HK$670,000, after the review by the UROP Of ce and by the UROP Advisory Board. In the year 2022, 34 students with outstanding research performance were nominated by their UROP supervisors for the Mr. Armin and Mrs. Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Awards. Among the nominees, 12 candidates were shortlisted and invited to give an oral presentation on their research ndings to the UROP Advisory Board. The Board recommended 1 Champion, 2 First Runner-Ups and 3 Second Runner-Ups. The faculty supervisors of those 6 student awardees were also recognized by the UROP Faculty Research Award. The award presentation ceremony was held via Zoom on 29 April 2022. UROP Overview 2021-22 The 2022 Mr. Armin and Mrs. Lillian Kitchell Undergraduate Research Award and the UROP Faculty Research Award iv